try hanging in trails , bait stations, dens , bluffs, most any travel routh , 2" beaver off ground 6-7" loop, 10-12" loop 10-12" off ground for coyotes, 6" loop 5-6" off ground for coon & fox. Snaring is an art learned by tral & errow.. can't spell...happy traplines
the best way to snare your coyote is to catch them in the trail's either where thy first go into the field out of the woods, or at bait stations, you do not need to have a bunch of dead critters you can just use a old can hung from a tree with some loud stink in it or good LDC in it. be sure that your snares are loaded and tie them up high so the coyote don't eat the snare cable.
Post by thumbcatcher on Dec 12, 2011 10:50:35 GMT -5
Max, You might be interested in buying Matt Jones Video on Coyotes. I think Matt does a good job in his videos as it covers Traps as well as snares. Big Beaver has given you all the right loop sizes and all but If I might give you a suggestion that I picked up from Matt's Video that helped me a good bit. Instead of worrying about How many inches off the ground your loop is for Coyotes think of How high your snare is off the ground, compared to the Coyotes Head off the ground. I use my knee as a guide post. If my snare reaches about an inch or so above my knee than I am fine with that. Your trying to catch his nose&head........ Matt measures the coyote from his paw up to the top of his shoulder. thinking of it that way might help you. The snare Support , in my opnion is also important. You want your support to hold the cable firm and steady, so the lock can do its job and slide smooth & Fast. Thumb
Coyotes carry their head different, high when just traveling , lower when hunting or going down hill over banks, bottom of loop about 14 inchs off groung will take most if too high some will duck under and you will miss most fox.As you catch a few your confessdents will grow and snaring is a never ending experance.
From personal experience, I say you will have to be naturally gifted for snaring. I find it easier to coax them into a foothold then place a loop and his head to go through. The way I snared most of mine was by walking fences and woods in snow, see where they go and set a snare. It can be 1 night or 2 weeks till you get him though.